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a surgical procedure to correct a deviated nasal septum, in which obstructing septal cartilage or bone is removed after elevation of the investing mucoperichondrial flaps on each side; ordinarily an L-shaped dorsal and caudal strut is preserved to maintain nasal support.
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Removal of tissue below the mucosa, esp. excision of cartilaginous tissue beneath the mucosal tissue of the nose.
See also: resection
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submucous resectionAn ENT operation to relieve nasal obstruction by removing displaced cartilage and bone from underneath the mucous membrane of a deviated central partition (septum) of the nose.
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